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Old 08-12-2004, 05:43 AM   #1
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Seems like I'm one of the only ones out there who'* smitten with the thing, or is even happy with how it turned out! This true? Comments?
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Not enough retro styling for me, when a car company brings back a classic it should look the original. It seems they just took the name and gave nothing back, same thing with the malibu.
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How so? it'* got power!!! I believe, personally, that including cues from the original car in a rebirth of a nameplate is okay, but making it look like the car from the past is just stealing from other'* good, but already done, ideas. Make it an evolution of the classic, not just a retro remake, like the new T-Bird. That thing'* just sad :( no imagination, sheesh. Not to say the GTO is a good example of my philosophy, but, hey, at least it'* got that V8 power and rear-wheel drive. Not to mention it still looks pretty cool, if a little bland, but, hey, remember the original? A wolf in sheep'* clothing? Everything worth mentioning was under the hood. GM has done the GTO proud, I think Now all they need to do is add some nice ram air induction, and we'll be all set =) That would also serve to add some flair to the appearence, but not overdo it. Just my opinion, as always
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The Malibu bit I do kinda agree with ya about, though :( Hey, at least it'* not a bad car, for what it does
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I like it a lot. It has that sedan look with a muscle car attitude.
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da malibu???
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You can make any car with power. If GM made that car, but didn't use the vintage name GTO, it just may have been more of a hit. Stick a vintage name on a car, it'* the styling that has to live up to the name, not just the power.
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Personally, I think the GTO is a well styled car.

However, I am instantly turned off to cars that have a vintage look (i.e. Thunderbird, new Mustangs, GTO, 300C, etc.). I look at it as a cop-out from the OEMs and engineers to redesign a legend. IMO, it is an excuse because they can't come up with a new design that'* innovative to compete in today'* automotive marketplace, thus they settle for a redesigned legend. Very weak IMO. And I am yet to see a redesigned legend be a hot seller.

Much like how I feel about oldies that have been "remixed." Sheez...get a life....write you're own music. If I want to listen to karaoke, I'll go to a bar.

End of rant....
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A little quick fact here. Back in the 60s, the GTO was based off of a plain jane sedan called the Tempest. While the tempest looks like what we think is a muscle car, back then it was a normal sedan-like car.

This is basically just the new generation GTO. It is truly keeping its roots by doing the same thing that was done in the 60'*.
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Personally, I think the GTO is a well styled car.

However, I am instantly turned off to cars that have a vintage look (i.e. Thunderbird, new Mustangs, GTO, 300C, etc.). I look at it as a cop-out from the OEMs and engineers to redesign a legend. IMO, it is an excuse because they can't come up with a new design that'* innovative to compete in today'* automotive marketplace, thus they settle for a redesigned legend. Very weak IMO. And I am yet to see a redesigned legend be a hot seller.

Much like how I feel about oldies that have been "remixed." Sheez...get a life....write you're own music. If I want to listen to karaoke, I'll go to a bar.

End of rant....
As a person who does computer-aided design for a living, I'll have to disagree. To make a modern look that still looks vintage, there is even more work involved than just coming up with a design that hasn't been seen before.

To be quite honest, if it looks like it was easy to design, then they succeeded to a grand degree.
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